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School Accreditation

To Strengthen Higher Ed, We Must Look to Accreditation

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
Arthur E. Levine

At the U.S. Senate prepares for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), accreditation stands as one of the most important tools available to strengthen postsecondary education. Accreditation ultimately sets the standard for all colleges and universities to achieve.

It's Time to Abandon Our Rube Goldberg Accountability Contraptions

Mark A. Elgart | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Mark A. Elgart

The preoccupation with students' test scores have sometimes masked -- rather than illuminated -- causes of the real problems confronting our schools.

Musings on a Turnaround

Yolanda J. Gorman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Yolanda J. Gorman

There was an utter and systematic failure of leadership that had all but destroyed the structural integrity of the organization. The only things that kept the school from completely losing its accreditation were the academic programs. Somehow the faculty had continued to show up and bring their best to students in spite of the decline.

Bureacracy Ad NAuSeuM: Is the Unaccredited Life Worth Living?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

What's the payoff for the enormous amount of faculty time (and stress) invested in preparing the self-study document and submitting to a curriculum colonoscopy every decade? What's the "value added" for being accredited?

Students Suing School Over Useless Psych Degrees

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.15.2012 | College

Parents often try to sway students away from "useless" (read: less-than-lucrative) majors. Students at the Los Angeles campus of the Chicago School of...

New Democratic Senate Bill: No Aid For 'Worthless' Degrees

| Joanne Jacobs | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. Sen. Tom Harkin’s Protecting Students from Worthless ...

We're Not Accredited and We're Proud of It

Diane Gayeski, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2012 | College
Diane Gayeski, Ph.D.

What separates a "real" college from a fly-by-night diploma mill? One of the ways in which colleges and universities are vetted is by accreditation. But accreditation comes in many flavors.

Kansas City Schools Slammed With Lawsuit Over Transfers

Posted 02.27.2012 | Education

Five suburban school districts have filed suit to stop student transfers from Kansas City Public Schools to their districts until various issues like ...

Schools Lose Accreditation After Years Of Failing To Meet Standards

AP | By CHRIS BLANK | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri education officials revoked the accreditation of the Kansas City School District on Tuesday after it failed for severa...

ON PROBATION: Atlanta Public Schools Have 9 Months To Shape Up

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — An educational standards agency said Tuesday it has placed Atlanta Public Schools on probation and given the system nine month...